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Augochlorella species? - Augochlorella pomoniella - female

Augochlorella species? - Augochlorella pomoniella - Female
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
March 6, 2006
Size: BL 7-8 mm
We found this female laden with heavy pollen sacs inside an Apricot Mallow Flower in Hoberg Canyon. It has three submarginal cells. We think this is an Augochlorella. Krombein et al only gives one species in California, A. pomoniella. Could this possibly be it?

The combo of the brilliant green bee on the apricot red flower and the bright yellow pollen is almost blinding.

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Augochlorella species? - Augochlorella pomoniella - female Augochlorella species? - Augochlorella pomoniella - female

Could this possibly be it?
I think you're right. It does look like an Augochlorella pomoniella female.

 
Augochlorella pomoniella female
It's great to have this beautiful bee identified! I'm really amazed at how much pollen she can collect at one time. Thank you so much, Dr. Asher.

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